Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Art museum focusing on provincial and Canadian artwork in various mediums.
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  • KathleenR_28
    Port Dover, Canada6,358 contributions
    Amazing exhibit of Maud Lewis’ works
    I never heard of Maud Lewis until our Bus Hopper tour guide mentioned her name and recommended that we see her paintings which were on display at the Art Gallery. It was not busy when my friends and I got there. Purchasing tickets was a breeze. They gave us a discount for being a big group. It was well worth visiting this gallery. I don’t know anything about art but I had a deep appreciation of Maud Lewis’ will and tenacity to express herself through painting, despite a major disability. Even her house was on display. I count myself lucky to have this touching experience
    Visited November 2022
    Travelled with friends
    Written 3 December 2022
  • GlenMcKenzie1
    Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, Canada171 contributions
    Free on Thursday Evenings
    We came to Halifax for a number of things but wanted to visit the Art Gallery to view the Maude Lewis exhibit in particular. The Lewis exhibit alone is worth the trip. The gallery is located in a central part of downtown Halifax. Makes it the perfect spot to spend a few hours and then head out after for dinner. When we visited in November, admission to the gallery was free after 5 pm on Thursdays, which was such a great bonus. I don't know for sure if that offer is still available. If you're visiting Halifax and art is your thing or even if it isn't, a visit to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia should be on your list of places to see.
    Visited November 2022
    Written 26 February 2023
  • Davigeta
    Saint Louis, Missouri1,081 contributions
    Worth a visit for the Maud Lewis exhibit
    The art gallery has a number of exhibits, which are ok but not especially distinctive. However, the Maud Lewis exhibit is a must-see, especially if you have seen the movie Maudie. Her old home is actually INSIDE the museum, and she drew all over the house itself. Her story and her artwork are both fascinating. We were glad we visited.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 September 2023
  • magisjim
    Springfield, Ohio71 contributions
    Nice, friendly museum, worth the time to visit.
    This is a small museum, well laid out, friendly, with good regional exhibits. The featured exhibit during our visit was paintings by Maud Lewis. It featured her tiny house moved and restored into the museum. Many of her works of art were on display. Many were loaned to the museum by their owners. We were not as impressed with the exhibts on the lowest level. The museum has a nice set of lockers available for use for coats and packages. There was no charge for the use of the lockers.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 September 2023
  • francofile104
    129 contributions
    Maud Adams treasures
    Don't miss it! We went specifically for the Maud Adams collection and it did not disappoint. Her house was her canvas and it is now on display (although not in a frame). Lots of her art to see and pictures of her, too. Great gift shop, too.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 September 2023
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francofile104
Nissan-lez-Enserune, France129 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
Don't miss it! We went specifically for the Maud Adams collection and it did not disappoint. Her house was her canvas and it is now on display (although not in a frame). Lots of her art to see and pictures of her, too. Great gift shop, too.
Written 19 September 2023
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magisjim
Springfield, OH71 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
This is a small museum, well laid out, friendly, with good regional exhibits. The featured exhibit during our visit was paintings by Maud Lewis. It featured her tiny house moved and restored into the museum. Many of her works of art were on display. Many were loaned to the museum by their owners. We were not as impressed with the exhibts on the lowest level.
The museum has a nice set of lockers available for use for coats and packages. There was no charge for the use of the lockers.
Written 16 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Davigeta
Saint Louis, MO1,081 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
The art gallery has a number of exhibits, which are ok but not especially distinctive. However, the Maud Lewis exhibit is a must-see, especially if you have seen the movie Maudie. Her old home is actually INSIDE the museum, and she drew all over the house itself. Her story and her artwork are both fascinating. We were glad we visited.
Written 16 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Jessica B
5 contributions
Aug 2023
The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia had several exhibits available, spanning indigenous art and local artists. The Maud Lewis exhibit had a very helpful guided tour available online and there were plenty of affordable prints of Maud Lewis' work.
Written 21 August 2023
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tmpnqn
Williamsport, PA82 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
Just not into it. This is more of a social justice display than an art museum. Lots of preaching, not much art, in my opinion. I did love the display of rug hooking.
Written 28 June 2023
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Carrie H
5 contributions
May 2023 • Friends
Maid Lewis exhibit was incredible. Great examples of varying types of art and culture on the island.
Written 3 May 2023
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Stephen F M
Ottawa, Canada40 contributions
Mar 2023
The Maud Lewis exhibit is exceptional. Well worth taking in. A large and varied selection of her artwork. A good store to buy souvenirs at.
Written 4 April 2023
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GlenMcKenzie1
Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, Canada171 contributions
Nov 2022
We came to Halifax for a number of things but wanted to visit the Art Gallery to view the Maude Lewis exhibit in particular. The Lewis exhibit alone is worth the trip.

The gallery is located in a central part of downtown Halifax. Makes it the perfect spot to spend a few hours and then head out after for dinner.

When we visited in November, admission to the gallery was free after 5 pm on Thursdays, which was such a great bonus. I don't know for sure if that offer is still available.

If you're visiting Halifax and art is your thing or even if it isn't, a visit to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia should be on your list of places to see.
Written 26 February 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

KathleenR_28
Port Dover, Canada6,358 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
I never heard of Maud Lewis until our Bus Hopper tour guide mentioned her name and recommended that we see her paintings which were on display at the Art Gallery.

It was not busy when my friends and I got there. Purchasing tickets was a breeze. They gave us a discount for being a big group.

It was well worth visiting this gallery. I don’t know anything about art but I had a deep appreciation of Maud Lewis’ will and tenacity to express herself through painting, despite a major disability. Even her house was on display. I count myself lucky to have this touching experience
Written 3 December 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Often_on_road
New Jersey426 contributions
Sep 2022
A fabulous exhibit and the house of this amazing artist are in display. This was enough reason to visit.
Written 4 October 2022
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